Most Canadians opposed to Wexit, but poll finds new party could pose challenge to Conservatives - 2020-07-05
A majority of Canadians remain opposed to the concept of the four most western provinces separating from Canada, but a new Abacus Data poll suggests the limited support the Wexit Canada party currently enjoys could come at the expense of the federal Conservatives.
"If you isolate the four western provinces, the federal Conservatives rely on those provinces disproportionately for more of their support, more of their seats," said David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data. "When you distil down and look at it, who are these Wexiteers?"
Coletto said among those who support separation from Canada, "almost half of them nationally voted Conservative. Among those western Canadians, 81 per cent voted Conservative in the last election."